The big news of the day is that Jamie's wife is finding their Labrador a bit hard going and they are looking for a new home for him. There's no immediate hurry and the Sage is a bit anxious, but I'm quite hopeful. A black lab. called Spud (great), he is quite well trained and you can put food in front of him and he won't touch it until given the all clear. He probably pulls on the lead, but that's all right, I can deal with that. I asked about chickens, Jamie doesn't know because he has never seen them.
I'm not going to dwell on this until tomorrow's Party Wall is over. People have been a bit dropping by the wayside today, and we're down to eighteen (I've halved the quantity of vegetarian food I'm doing, because I don't think I've any vegetarians coming now, although I will Be Prepared anyway). Have no fear of the chill forecast, I'm reckoning on us eating indoors. We won't all fit round the dining table, but there are chairs in various rooms, it'll be fine...there is enough food, anyway.
See most of you tomorrow, darlings - and there's enough food, if you suddenly decide to join us. I have wildly over-catered in my enthusiasm.